Yamnaya skull from the Samara region colored with red ochre.

Surprising 5,000-Year-Old Cannabis Trade: Eurasian Steppe Nomads Were Earliest Pot Dealers

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Top image: Yamnaya skull from the Samara region colored with red ochre. Credit: Natalia Shishlina.

By Natalia Klimzcak

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a nice read

Actually the yamna steppe herders NEVER FOUNDED A CIVILIZATION AND THEY WERE NOT THE FOUNDER OF CIVILIZATION IN EUROPE! THEY WERE ILLITERATE BRUTISH BACKWARDS BARBARIANS LIKE THE HUNS AND MONGOLS THAT CAME AFTER THEM!

THESE STEPPE HERDERS NEVER CREATED THEIR OWN CIVILIZATION AND THEY WERE THE ANCESTOR'S OF TODAY'S WESTERN GERMANIC PEOPLES, WHOM LIVED A NEOLITHIC LIFESTYLE BEFORE THE EXPANSION OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE!

you may be correct...maybe not! what documentation is there? i will look further on the internet, thank you

You were there?

And all caps = shouting = juvenile = not taken seriously.

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